At approximately 1630hrs, on the 15th of October 2017, the Belleville area experienced a short period of high wind gusts. Officers attended 12 different locations throughout the city in response to trees being blown onto power lines and power outages at main roadway intersections. There were no injuries reported to police due to the strong winds. Many Belleville City resources were called into action in response to damages caused by the storm including Belleville Fire, Public works and Veridian.
We would also like to thank motorists and residents that were directly affected by the storm for their patience and cooperation during the outages.
Traffic Safety Reminder during power outages
Power outages can affect the traffic signals at intersections on Ontario roadways. There were a few incidents during the local outage were motorists failed to follow the rules of the road pertaining to intersection with de-activated traffic lights. The Belleville Police would like to remind motorists and pedestrians that intersections that are affected by a power loss are to be treated as 4-way stops. All traffic upon approaching an uncontrolled intersection must come to a complete stop and proceed only when the way is clear and safe to do so. Drive Safe